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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
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The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
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Lyrical, evocative, gave a great sense of peace and beautiful imagery to fill up hours on a plane ride. I liked the deviation from formula in stories of attraction, romance, and the Victorian. But it wasn't quite perfect and I can't put my finger on ...more
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How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
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DNF. It was a little funny and somewhat charming, as far as I got, but memoirs are out of genre for me and I just couldn't find any impetus to keep turning the pages. Nothing too fresh although I appreciate her willingness to talk about things others ...more
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Oxford by Terry Deary
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Loved this! Great for all ages! Seriously, please buy this for your Oxford student. I wish I'd had it when I moved here from America in October 2016. Instead, I've just found it two days before I fly home. It was funny and I know so many fun facts no ...more
The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman by Angela Carter
“Consider the nature of a city. It is a vast repository of time, the discarded times of all the men and women who have lived, worked, dreamed and died in the streets which grow like a willfully organic thing, unfurl like the petals of a mired rose and yet lack evanescence so entirely that they preserve the past in haphazard layers, so this alley is old while the avenue that runs beside it is newly built but nevertheless has been built over the deep-down, dead-in-the-ground relics of the older, perhaps the original, huddle of alleys which germinated the entire quarter.”
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Crosstalk by Connie Willis
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I love Connie Willis, but this was a let down. It was blurbed like good sci-if/social commentary, but that's just a poorly filled out framework for a basic romance novel. Too many inconsistencies and a lack of logic in the plot, no particularly likea ...more
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